There are several excellent Old Testament theologies available today, but they tend to be large and daunting for beginning students and others who are hard-pressed for time. Robin Routledge's Old Testament Theology is gauged to meet the needs of readers who want to dine on the meat of Old Testament theology but do not have time to linger over hors d'oeuvres and dessert. And his thematic approach makes it easy for selective readers to find what they need.
Routledge provides a substantial overview of the central issues and themes in Old Testament theology. In a style that is clear, concise and nuanced, Routledge examines the theological significance of the various texts within their wider canonical context, noting unity and coherence while showing awareness of diversity. Readers looking for a substantial overview of the central issues and themes in Old Testament theology will find that in the main body of the text, and those with more specific interests will find more detailed discussion and references to further reading in the numerous and expansive footnotes.
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About the Author
Robin Routledge is senior lecturer in Old Testament at Mattersey Hall in England. He also teaches at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague and the Continental Theological Seminary in Brussels.
Table of Contents
1. Approaches to Old Testament theology
2. God and the "gods"
3. God and creation
4. God and his people (1): election and covenant
5. God and his people (2): worship and sacrifice
6. God and his people (3): receiving instruction
7. God and his people (4): kingship in Israel
8. God and his people (5): ethics and ethical questions
9. God and the future
10. God and the nations
Index of Scripture references
Index of names
Index of subjects